Our Team

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Heather J. Oden2020-05-11T17:35:43+00:00
101 SW Main Street , Suite 1100
Oregon , Portland 97204
T : 503.944.6024 F: 503.295.1058
“Our employees are the foundation of our success. They are critical to delivering high-quality legal services, and ensuring that our clients’ needs are being met.”

Heather J. Oden


Heather J. Oden serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Ball Janik LLP. Ms. Oden oversees the operations for the firm, working closely to manage the day-to-day management of Ball Janik’s three offices. Ms. Oden’s leadership skills include employee engagement and accountability, project management, and streamlining operations to maximize efficiencies. She oversees the firm’s accounting and finance, information technology, business development, marketing, knowledge management, human resources and facilities functions.

Ms. Oden brings over fifteen years’ experience in law firm management, human resources and administration, having worked at several other prominent firms in the Portland market. Most recently, Ms. Oden was the Executive Director for the law firm Roberts Kaplan LLP, which eventually merged with Lane Powell PC. Ms. Oden is skilled at managing the daily operations of a bi-coastal law firm, while ensuring the strategic vision is met and pursued.

Ms. Oden earned a B.S. in Finance, from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 1992. She also volunteered in the U.S. Peace Corps, serving in the Kingdom of Thailand. Ms. Oden is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators, and of the Society for Human Resource Management.


  • B.S, Finance, 1992
    Virginia Commonwealth University